As we approach the celebration of Christ’s birth, I am reminded of the words of John Quincy Adams. On July 4, 1837, he spoke these words:
“Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Savior of the world, your most joyous and most venerated festival returns on this day? … Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior? That it forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation? Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s mission upon earth. That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity, and gave to the world the first irrevocable pledge of the fulfillment of the prophecies announced directly from Heaven at the birth of the Savior and predicted by the greatest of the Hebrew prophets six hundred years before?”
This John Adams quote was taken from the Chuck Baldwin article linked above. When you read the founders' quotes, you get the overwhelming feeling that they all knew they were making and living out history. This was not just another rise of a nation, this was something BIG. Something blessed by the Hand of the Almighty and destined to further the Glorious Gospel to the nations of the world.
I don't pretend to put myself in the same class as the brilliant minds of the days of our founders, but I have that same gut feeling right now. Something big is in the process of happening. God is working. Nations are being dealt with. Only this time, it isn't God's hand of blessing and the birth of a nation, it is God's hand of judgment and the humbling of a nation.
Patriotic heads are already beginning to roll. There is a great possibility that I will be deleting my blog in the near future. While I believe this to be the absolute truth, this is not a blog post meant to depress anyone, unless you don't know the Saviour. If you are living with no Hope, without salvation and the promise of a home in Heaven, you should be depressed. But, thanks be to God, even in the midst of the undoing of my beloved country, I can still praise the Lord and have peace in my soul. If you don't know Jesus, this Christmas season would be a great time to look up and see from Whom your blessings flow!
"Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the
great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ"